Anonymous asked: Is there any chance of a Phonogram story (I'll even take a b-side) focussing on hip-hop? Or should I just fan-fic that up myself?
I approve of this behaviour. Phonogram is a device to re-imagine your world.
While we’ve referenced Hip-Hop a little, we’ve never done a story. If I did one, due to Phonogram being Autobiographic, would have to be through that filter. I could certainly see a story about how it felt to discover Hip-Hop when living in an isolated, provincial Midlands town. “real” Kwk got into Hip Hop when he was 7 or something, which is interesting. The whole period where the Wu-Tang Clan was my favourite band had a lot of fun stuff. The image of Kwk and Kohl playing chess in a Wu-Tang tribute with a shitty 1 quid set they got from a Toy-shop is probably useable, y’know?
If I did a story, it’d be like that. And I’d like to do one, and hopefully will work it in somewhere.
Jamie and I always had the desire that, after we’d done the series, we’d like to do an anthology of other people’s PG stories - our friends, critics, whoever. They’d take the metaphor and apply it to their own music history. Some of the people I’ve talked to, growing up in America and active in the culture, would certainly be doing those stories.
Reblogging because I love the idea of a Phonogram anthology filled with other people’s take on the concept.